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VetFran For nearly 30 years, VetFran has been the bridge between veterans and the franchise community, fostering entrepreneurship and education. veterans.

VetFran is the flagship initiative of the International Franchise Association’s Foundation and serves as a bridge between the franchise community, our nation’s veterans and a myriad of public and private sector partners. Dating back to 1991, VetFran has been at the forefront of ensuring that franchising is a leading sector of the economy for being veteran-friendly and veteran-ready.

VetFran is the flagship initiative of the International Franchise Association’s Foundation and serves as a bridge between the franchise community, our nation’s veterans and a myriad of public and private sector partners. Dating back to 1991, VetFran has been at the forefront of ensuring that franchising is a leading sector of the economy for being veteran-friendly and veteran-ready.

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The qualities that you made you excel in the military can also help you excel in franchising. Get in touch today to lear...
07/12/2022

The qualities that you made you excel in the military can also help you excel in franchising. Get in touch today to learn more!

Veterans transitioning to civilian life may need information on how to manage their finances after the military. These f...
07/11/2022
Financial tips for transitioning vets

Veterans transitioning to civilian life may need information on how to manage their finances after the military. These financial tips can help keep your finances in check:

Financial tips for transitioning vets.

VetFran can help take your business to the next level. Find out how we can help boost your franchise:
07/07/2022
For Franchisees ⋆ VetFran

VetFran can help take your business to the next level. Find out how we can help boost your franchise:

Get Involved So you’re a veteran franchisee – congratulations on taking your entrepreneurial drive and passion and the skills you learned in the service to become a successful small business owner. In many ways, VetFran is all about you – telling your story, sharing your expertise and helping ...

Universal Studios offers discounts for military personnel and military families through their Military Freedom Pass. Wha...
07/06/2022
Universal Studios Military Discount - USMilitary.org

Universal Studios offers discounts for military personnel and military families through their Military Freedom Pass. What a fun way to spend summer vacation!

Serving your country is your duty and passion, but it also comes with perks. Learn how to get a Universal Studios military discount here.

Veterans bring many qualities to the workplace, including motivation, hard work and a willingness to take on any challen...
07/05/2022

Veterans bring many qualities to the workplace, including motivation, hard work and a willingness to take on any challenge.

Take a look at how you can run a cost-effective business!
07/04/2022
How To Manage Inventory Effectively And Reduce Losses

Take a look at how you can run a cost-effective business!

Learning how to manage inventory efficiently is critical to any business that sells physical goods. Anything that involves your products, from timely ordering to proper receiving, tracking and storage, is part of inventory management. It’s vital to get these things right because mistakes here dire...

Angela Beltz is continuing a family legacy of service.
07/01/2022
She Serves: Ohio woman's military service honors family legacy, supports women veterans

Angela Beltz is continuing a family legacy of service.

Continuing a family legacy of service, Angela Beltz always knew she would join the military. “I just always wanted to be a soldier,” she said. A member of the Spirit Lake Nation (Dakota) her ancestors have a long history of serving. Angela Beltz, member of the Spirit Lake Nation (Dakota)...

VetFran affiliate Little Caesars is growing again!
06/30/2022
Little Caesars aims to double franchise growth rate with new strategy

VetFran affiliate Little Caesars is growing again!

Detroit-based pizza company Little Caesars is working to grow the number of franchise stores across the country, boosted by a new strategy of focusing on large operators, military veterans and first responders to open stores.Little Caesar Enterprises Inc. is the third-largest pizza chain in the…

You can learn as much from your failures as you can your success.
06/28/2022

You can learn as much from your failures as you can your success.

When you're a leader, you're also a coach.
06/27/2022
5 Habits of a Highly Effective Coach

When you're a leader, you're also a coach.

Being a great coach is about more than just mastering technical skills. It's also about developing the right habits.

Are you ready to see yourself as a franchise owner? Visit our website to learn how we can help!
06/22/2022
VetFran - Over 500 Veterans Franchise Opportunities

Are you ready to see yourself as a franchise owner? Visit our website to learn how we can help!

VetFran connects veterans with over 500 vetted franchise opportunities. Find funding resources, tips and info on franchising, and more.

Are you still on the fence about what to do after life in the military? Visit our website to learn why your skillset mig...
06/21/2022

Are you still on the fence about what to do after life in the military? Visit our website to learn why your skillset might be perfect for the franchise life!

Healthy habits shouldn't only be for at home. They should happen at work, too!
06/20/2022
Increase Your Wellness at Work | VetFran

Healthy habits shouldn't only be for at home. They should happen at work, too!

VetFran is a strategic initiative of the International Franchise Association and the Franchise Education and Research Foundation.

Most of us know what makes a good leader, but can you identify what makes a poor leader?
06/15/2022
6 Telltale Signs of Bad Leadership

Most of us know what makes a good leader, but can you identify what makes a poor leader?

Are you worried about your team's performance? Check for these six signs of failed leadership to find out.

The customer service you provide your clients can make all the difference in them becoming customers for life!
06/14/2022

The customer service you provide your clients can make all the difference in them becoming customers for life!

VetFran affiliate F45 Training recently announced the debut of the F45 Armed Forces to Entrepreneur program. Find out ho...
06/13/2022
F45 Announces AFTER Veteran Program and $100 Million Financing Facility

VetFran affiliate F45 Training recently announced the debut of the F45 Armed Forces to Entrepreneur program. Find out how it can help military veterans like you looking for a new career after life in the military.

AUSTIN, Texas, May 16, 2022--F45 Training Holdings Inc. ("F45" or the "Company") (NYSE:FXLV), the fastest growing fitness franchisor in the world according to Entrepreneur, today announced the debut of the F45 Armed Forces to Entrepreneur ("F45 AFTER") program, which will offer U.S. military personn...

There are some things you will never let go of as a military veteran. Are any of these items mentioned still in your clo...
06/10/2022
23 things veterans may carry for life

There are some things you will never let go of as a military veteran. Are any of these items mentioned still in your closet?

Tinnitus, knee pain, an old pair of combat boots.

It can be difficult to work in the summer while others are enjoying vacations. Find out how you can remain focused on wo...
06/09/2022
Stay Focused This Summer | VetFran

It can be difficult to work in the summer while others are enjoying vacations. Find out how you can remain focused on work during the summer months by checking out our latest blog.

VetFran is a strategic initiative of the International Franchise Association and the Franchise Education and Research Foundation.

VetFran affiliate PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans made sure Memorial Day didn't come and go without remembering those who sac...
06/06/2022
PJ's Coffee to Reserve Table in Honor of Military on Memorial Day | QSR magazine

VetFran affiliate PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans made sure Memorial Day didn't come and go without remembering those who sacrificed their lives for our country.

PJ’s Coffee is committed to recognizing the brave soldiers who serve our country, and this Memorial Day, the New Orleans-born coffeehouse is honoring those who died on the front lines through the Missing Man Table initiative.

Wellness is more important than work. Here’s how to provide your employees with the support they need:
06/03/2022
Council Post: How To Help Your Team Balance Wellness Over Work

Wellness is more important than work. Here’s how to provide your employees with the support they need:

Work-life balance can be challenging to maintain. That’s especially true since we live and work in such a busy world. Still, leaders and managers can promote and inform their teams about work-life balance.

Do not ever give up. Success may be your next step!
05/31/2022

Do not ever give up. Success may be your next step!

We will never forget those who gave all for our country. 🇺🇸
05/30/2022

We will never forget those who gave all for our country. 🇺🇸

Have you checked out our new and improved company directory? Visit our website today!
05/27/2022
VetFran - Over 500 Veterans Franchise Opportunities

Have you checked out our new and improved company directory? Visit our website today!

VetFran connects veterans with over 500 vetted franchise opportunities. Find funding resources, tips and info on franchising, and more.

We would love to have you join us as a sponsor! Visit our website to learn how you can become a sponsor with VetFran.
05/24/2022

We would love to have you join us as a sponsor! Visit our website to learn how you can become a sponsor with VetFran.

We would love to have you join us as a sponsor! Visit our website to learn how you can become a sponsor with VetFran.
05/24/2022

We would love to have you join us as a sponsor! Visit our website to learn how you can become a sponsor with VetFran.

When was the last time you took a good look at your overall business strategy?
05/23/2022
Spring-Clean Your Business Strategy | VetFran

When was the last time you took a good look at your overall business strategy?

VetFran is a strategic initiative of the International Franchise Association and the Franchise Education and Research Foundation.

When was the last time you took a good look at your overall business strategy?
05/23/2022
Spring-Clean Your Business Strategy | VetFran

When was the last time you took a good look at your overall business strategy?

VetFran is a strategic initiative of the International Franchise Association and the Franchise Education and Research Foundation.

Are you ready to invest in a franchise? Visit our website today to learn how franchises and veterans are the perfect mat...
05/18/2022
VetFran - Over 500 Veterans Franchise Opportunities

Are you ready to invest in a franchise? Visit our website today to learn how franchises and veterans are the perfect match!

VetFran connects veterans with over 500 vetted franchise opportunities. Find funding resources, tips and info on franchising, and more.

Are you ready to invest in a franchise? Visit our website today to learn how franchises and veterans are the perfect mat...
05/18/2022
VetFran - Over 500 Veterans Franchise Opportunities

Are you ready to invest in a franchise? Visit our website today to learn how franchises and veterans are the perfect match!

VetFran connects veterans with over 500 vetted franchise opportunities. Find funding resources, tips and info on franchising, and more.

How do you spend your work day?
05/17/2022

How do you spend your work day?

How do you spend your work day?
05/17/2022

How do you spend your work day?

Address

1900 K Street NW Suite 700
Washington D.C., DC
20006

General information

VetFran works to educate veterans about the entrepreneurship opportunities of franchising, while working with franchisors to help them make effective veterans recruitment and hiring a core part of their values, culture and strategy. VetFran also maintains a nationwide grassroots network of veteran franchisees which empowers them to share their positive stories with other veterans, the public and lets them connect with each other.

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 6pm
Tuesday 9am - 6pm
Wednesday 9am - 6pm
Thursday 9am - 6pm
Friday 9am - 6pm

Telephone

(202) 662-7781

Products

Entrepreneurship education, business ownership opportunities, events, resources, networking.

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Our Story

For nearly 30 years, VetFran has served as the bridge between the veterans and franchise communities. Our program was born out of the desire of the late Don Dwyer Sr. - founder of The Dwyer Group - to say “thank you” to our veterans returning from the first Gulf War. After the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, IFA re-launched its campaign to assist U.S. veterans, partnering with the White House on a major employment initiative called Operation Enduring Opportunity.

Today, IFA’s VetFran program teaches veterans about entrepreneurship and helps them connect with franchise opportunities at nearly 600 companies. These member companies offer financial incentives and other benefits to prospective veteran franchise owners and make being veteran-friendly and veteran-ready a core part of their values. Thousands of veterans have become franchise owners through the VetFran Program, and we are proud to continue to serve as a gateway to small-business ownership for our nation’s heroes. For more information on IFA’s VetFran program and how you can get involved, go to www.vetfran.org. VetFran is part of the IFA Foundation, a registered 501(c)3 non-profit.


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The qualities that you made you excel in the military can also help you excel in franchising. Get in touch today to learn more!
Veterans transitioning to civilian life may need information on how to manage their finances after the military. These financial tips can help keep your finances in check:
What a heartwarming story! A former veteran service dog now helps police officers relieve stress.
VetFran can help take your business to the next level. Find out how we can help boost your franchise:
Universal Studios offers discounts for military personnel and military families through their Military Freedom Pass. What a fun way to spend summer vacation!
Veterans bring many qualities to the workplace, including motivation, hard work and a willingness to take on any challenge.
Take a look at how you can run a cost-effective business!
Even leaders need to learn how to step outside their comfort zone.
Angela Beltz is continuing a family legacy of service.
VetFran affiliate Little Caesars is growing again!
Thinking about opening up a business after life in the military? Learn why a franchise is your best bet.
You can learn as much from your failures as you can your success.
When you're a leader, you're also a coach.
Everyone deserves a summer vacation without interruptions.
It's time for you to start taking control of your life!
Are you ready to see yourself as a franchise owner? Visit our website to learn how we can help!
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